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Special Olympics Canada

Manager, Partnerships & Business Development

Posted On: June 28, 2024
Closing On: July 15, 2024

Location: Toronto, ON Canada
Effective: September 1, 2024
Employment Type: parttime
Level: beginner
Salary Range: $65,000 - $80,000

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Imagine being part of a global movement that through the transformative power of sport, opens hearts and minds towards people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to create inclusive communities all over the world. At Special Olympics Canada, our team includes people just like you: dynamic, innovative, empowered, passionate and committed to making a difference. Join us as part of our Fund Development team, helping to manage and steward leading Canadian businesses and foundations and to grow our national partner portfolio.


  • Special Olympics Canada (SOC), a leading program within the worldwide movement, is dedicated to enriching the lives of Canadians with an intellectual or developmental disability through the transformative power and joy of sport.
  • Special Olympics empowers children, youth and adults with an intellectual or developmental disability to realize their full potential and diversity and inclusion are values that are central to the Special Olympics movement.
  • SOC is a national charitable grassroots organization that provides sport training and competition, as well as opportunities off the field of play, for more than 42,000 athletes of all ages and abilities.
  • More than 21,000 volunteers, including 14,000 trained coaches, currently support Special Olympics programs every day in over 365 communities across Canada.
  • SOC’s programs are supported by corporate sponsorship, fundraising activities, government funding, foundations, individual donors and the involvement of volunteers in communities across the country.
  • Special Olympics in Canada follows a federated program delivery model with a National Office and twelve provincial/territorial incorporated Chapters.


The Manager, Partnerships & Business Development is responsible for and has experience in management, stewardship and relationship building with corporate partners, with a focus on our two largest partners, Empire and Tim Hortons. In addition, this position is also responsible for supporting the solicitation of new corporate prospects, and the on-going management and stewardship of select newly secured partners. The position also helps to manage and support other fundraising related proposals, activities, and events.

The Manager, Partnerships & Business Development is a key member of the Fund Development department, working collaboratively and cross-functionally with the Marketing & Communications, Finance, Information Systems and Sport departments.

Please submit a resume and cover letter by July 15, 2024, to with “Application for Manager, Partnerships & Business Development” in the subject line: SOC is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce. We encourage all qualified 4 | Special Olympics
individuals to apply and thank all those who do. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.